Joseph Ward

about 1787–
Scarborough, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Joseph

Joseph Ward was born about 1787, in Scarborough, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. He married Elizabeth Riby on 30 March 1807.

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Joseph Ward
1787–
Elizabeth Riby
1787–
Marriage: 30 March 1807

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
30 March 1807
Scarborough, York, England

World Events (3)

1815

Age 28

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1821 · New Ouse Bridge Completed

Age 34

The original Ouse Bridge collapsed in 1154 under the weight of a crowd that was on it. In 1367, after the bridge had been replaced with stone and became the site of the first public toilets. In 1564-1565 the bridge was finally done being repaired. In 1810 and 1818 the bridge was dismantled to make way for a new Ouse Bridge design and completed in 1821.
1823

Age 36

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a watchman or guard, from Old English weard ‘guard’ (used as both an agent noun and an abstract noun).2 Irish: reduced form of McWard, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Bhaird ‘son of the poet’. The surname occurs throughout Ireland, where three different branches of the family are known as professional poets.3 Surname adopted by bearers of the Jewish surname Warshawski, Warshawsky or some other Jewish name bearing some similarity to the English name.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Joseph Ward, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"

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